Clean Bandit are a band from Cambridge, UK. Their members often change, but the core members are Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Neil Amin-Smith, and Grace Chatto.
‘Rather Be’ was co-written with Jimmy Napes who has worked with the likes of Disclosure, and is out 19th January on Warner Music, available to preorder here. The track is an uplifting, energetic tune, with a punchy drum beat and the trademark Clean Bandit mixture of classical instruments and modern indie-dance.
The band have a track record of making rather unique music videos, and ‘Rather Be’ is no exception. It tells the tale of a Japanese fan who experiences hallucinations relating to Clean Bandit members and signs as she goes about her daily activities. These visions gradually get worse and worse, eventually driving her into madness.
Other videos by Clean Bandit include, my personal fav – ‘Dust Clears‘, which is a short film inspired by Walter Raeburn’s painting, The Skating Minister; ‘A&E‘ featuring a huge golden snake creeping through the streets of London, and Mozart’s House is accompanied by an elaborate stop-motion visual piece